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How the Murdochs are shaping the GOP for the next 4 years of Joe Biden

March 7, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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MANHATTAN, NY - FEBRUARY 26 : Fox log is seen outside News Corporation headquarters in Manhattan, New York on February 26, 2021. (Photo by Jeenah Moon for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Fox News follows the money and the Republican Party follows Fox News. Now, the network is setting the stage for what the next four years of the GOP might look like under the Biden administration.

New York (CNN Business)Fox News follows the money and the Republican Party follows Fox News.

We think that's where America is," Lachlan Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch's son and the CEO of Fox News said during a recent call with investors.

"He's just freely admitting what Fox is," CNN's Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter said on "Relibale Sources" Sunday.

Fox News has amped up its highly charged rhetoric in the post-Trump era, focusing on bashing Democrats, including President Joe Biden, both on-air and online.

The network shook up its lineup in January to include more opinion and less news.

And Fox News' website recently went through "an ideological purge of fact-based journalism by staffers," Diana Falzone, a contributing reporter at The Daily Beast, told Stelter.

Network hosts bash Biden daily, calling him frail and senile, and Sean Hannity has said the president is "weak" and "cognitively struggling. " And Fox News' ratings are far below where they were during the network's pre-election highs.

Fox News recently made another bold hire that serves as an indication of what's to come from the network.

Kayleigh McEnany, the last White House press secretary under the Trump administration, is joining Fox News as an on-air contributor.

And in her first interview since leaving the White House, McEnany told Fox News host Harris Faulkner that she doesn't believe Trump is responsible for the January 6 Capitol riots.

Fox News often serves as the central messaging for the Republican Party.

Republican talking points on Capitol Hill often were first spoken by Fox News analysts, contributors, guests or hosts.

The effort has been part of Fox News' response to losing some of its audience after Donald Trump exited the White House.

In February, CNN topped Fox and MSNBC for the fourth-straight month in both total daytime and prime time in the key demographic of adults ages 25 to 54, Stelter said.

Fox News' daytime ratings are particularly weak, but the network returned to No. 1 in on cable news in total prime time viewers.

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